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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas Legislature moves on two fronts to prevent state’s largest cities and counties from cutting law enforcement budgets

The Senate measure would require major counties hold an election before reducing their law enforcement budgets. The House bill would financially punish the state’s larger cities if they cut police funds.

A sheriff's patrol vehicle parked outside the Travis County Courthouse on March 22, 2021.

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